Service Support Worker

Posted by British Red Cross

Service Support Worker

Ayr, South Ayrshire

Up to £8.24 per hour



About the organisation

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Job Description

Service Support Worker
Location: Ayr (requires travel within the Ayrshire area)
Contract type: Casual/Relief
£8.24 per hour

We've got an opportunity...

"If you love helping people in need, looking for a rewarding role or to kick start your career in Health and Social Care sector this position might be for you! We are looking for individuals who love helping people in need to join our fantastic Independent Living (IL) team in Ayr on a casual basis.

You will be supporting people home from hospital either from the Emergency Department or following a stay in hospital. You and a colleague will transport service users in an accessible Red Cross vehicle and then help them resettle back into their home. During the resettlement you will be provide some basic practical and emotional support to ensure that the service user is safe and to help reduce failed discharges.

You will be alert to safeguarding and welfare concerns and will be assessing service users' needs and capturing key information that will help us provide appropriate follow on support.

You will be receiving referrals directly from clinical staff at the hospital and will be working with them to prioritise the referrals. Through the service you will play a key role in helping reduce unnecessary hospital admissions and delayed discharges.

You may also be asked to undertake welfare checks and provide basic practical and emotional support to service users that we are providing follow on support to, to help enable them to live as independently as possible in their own home and prevent hospital re-admissions."

Say hello to the team...

Sometimes a little help can go a long way.

The Independent Living (IL) & Crisis Response (CR) service (IL/CR) are dedicated to making lives of vulnerable people a little bit better. We're a small team dotted all over the country that shares the same goal - to help those that need it most.

From picking up groceries to helping out around the house, we're there to make a difference. There's nothing better than knowing the time we spent with someone made them feel safer, happier, and more able to deal with crisis.

This role could be for you if...

  • You can make things great. You know how to improve service quality for the benefit of users.

  • You're professional. You can to deal with queries in a diplomatic and confidential manner

  • You love being flexible. Working hours out with the norm suits you.

Also, you should be the following:

  • Educated to GCSE level (or equivalent by experience)

  • IT literate

  • Full driving licence

  • Have a good knowledge of services provided by the NHS and Social Care

Closing date for application is 23.59 on the 7th of December 2018 with interviews to follow.

A little bit more about us...
The British Red Cross help anyone, anywhere in the UK; get the support they need if crisis strikes. From hiring a wheelchair or dealing with loneliness, to adjusting to life in a new country - we're there when you need us.

Our organisation was born out of a desire to bring help without discrimination. Impartiality and neutrality have been central values for the Red Cross since we started.

At the British Red Cross, we are looking for the best people to help us provide support to millions of people affected by crisis in the UK. We want our team to reflect the diversity of the communities we serve, offering equal opportunities to everyone, regardless of race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, or disability.

Diversity is something we celebrate and we want you to be able to be yourself at work, and feel you're in a great position to help us spread the power of kindness.
In the British Red Cross we will not tolerate any form of misconduct, including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse. We have a code of conduct in place, and are committed to creating a culture of integrity in the organisation where misconduct is not tolerated, situations of abuse are quickly investigated and perpetrators are dealt with effectively.

If you are appointed to a role within BRC you will be subject to the organisation's Code of Conduct, a copy of which you can find on our website.

As part of its recruitment and selection process the British Red Cross undertakes DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) checking of all individuals who regularly work with or have access to children and vulnerable adults.

If driving is an essential requirement of the role, appropriate driver checks will be completed in line with current policy.

The British Red Cross, incorporated by Royal Charter 1908, is a charity registered in England and Wales (220949) and Scotland (SC037738).

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